Thursday, December 28, 2006

What Users Do On The Internet - Why Internet Security Needed?

Increased No. of Users + Increased Internet Security = Increased Sales/Business.

Source : (Click Image to Enlarge)

Hope now you will understand why Internet Security is Important - Here's the Statistics for........ Click on the Image to Enlarge


Tuesday, December 26, 2006

EV SSL Certificates – The Real Security Measure For The Upcoming Generation

Its since the phishing/scams were more, the internet security experts and giants like Comodo and VeriSign has been working to get some more extended security to the online shoppers. With the efforts made, the EV SSL certificate is now in market to safeguard you during an online shopping / banking session.

You might have known from my previous reading whats an SSL certificate is? And would be wondering what is this EV SSL certificate - right? Here's an literature for you on the New EV SSL.

EV SSL Certificate is Extended Validation Secure Socket Layer Certificate. The name itself explains that it is more than an ordinary validation with extended technology. Security experts point out that there EV SSL's are the the next generation SSL certificate which work with advanced high security Web browsers to clearly identify a web site you visit is secure and has got a reliable business identity.

The simple difference between an SSL Certificate and an EV SSL Certificate is that a site which has got a SSL will show only the padlock as an icon of trust, whereas EV SSL turns the browsers address bar green to show the identity of the website along with the padlock. However if an website shows only the padlock it is secure but if the web site does not have an EV SSL certificate then the address bar doesn't turn green.
This new standard Extended validation SSL certificates are issued after confirming the authenticity of the authority who request the certificate, domain name ownership, verifying the business identity with government or third party business registries, and other methods/ guidelines specified CA Browser Forum to assure the legal and physical existence of the business.

The below links to the Press Releases would explain more about the EV SSL Certificates, its verification process and when its gonna to be market - And one of the releases points out “Comodo believes it could be done within two months; VeriSign worries it could take longer and is reluctant to wait.”

Click Topic ---> New 'web safe' approvals may elude small biz

Click Topic ---> Verification requires extensive checking

Thursday, November 23, 2006

SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Certificates - Process, Benefits and its Working

What is SSL?

Secure Sockets Layer protocol is a method of passing sensitive/personal information, such as credit card details, login details over the Internet. All these type of communication over the internet must be encrypted i.e. secured to prevent from hacking/identity theft. An SSL URL is preceded by https:// instead of http://.

How to create an SSL Secured website?

To be able to create a Secure SSL connection a web server requires an SSL Certificate. When you choose to install and activate an SSL certificate on your web server you need register with any of the Certification Authority (CA), where you would be prompted to complete a number of questions about the identity of your website and your company. After you fulfill the requirement of the CA’s, they would validate your business and the CA would proceed to issue you an SSL Certificate. After the validation process, your web server creates two cryptographic keys - a Private Key and a Public Key.

The word Public Key itself states that it does not need to be secret and is placed into a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) - a data file also contains your details. You would then submit the CSR. During the SSL Certificate application process, the Certification Authority (CA) will validate your details and issue an SSL Certificate containing your details and allowing you to use SSL in your web server. Your web server will match your issued SSL Certificate to your Private Key. After this process your web server would be able to establish an encrypted link / secure connection between the website and your customer's web browser.

What are the benefits of SSL?

Secure Sockets Layer or SSL for short provides the following benefits:

Authentication of the server
Whenever an customer i.e. an end user connects to an SSL enabled site, the Server sends its unique Digital certificate which is approved and signed from a universally trusted source (E.g. Comodo, Verisign or any other CA). This guarantees an end user / customer that it is being communicating with the right server.

Communication privacy
SSL uses public key as well as private key encryption technologies to provide an encrypted/secure channel. This secure channel ensures an end user / customer that all communication between the user’s browser and the Web server remains encrypted and secure so if any one intercepting the communication will only see collapsed text which would make no sense.

Which websites would require SSL?

SSL is essential when sensitive data is sent over the Internet, like and credit card info or a site which carries on with confidential and financial transactions. Such a online shopping portals, bank sites and other sites which requires to be encrypted to create trust between the user and the web server. It’s actually most secure to use SSL on all pages. But, that can slow your site down considerably. If you can’t use SSL on every page, here’s an important precaution to take.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Internet Security – Past, Present & Future

The Internet is one of the most significant achievement in the recent history.In early 1950's the idea of creating this new technology appeared. Later the implementations begin at 1960's and 1970's practically. And then at the beginning of 1980's they found and recognized the global connector Internet and it began to be spread all over the globe at the same time as well where the Internet was structured to have more than 4.3 billion potential networks. Later in 1990's the introduction of World Wide Web (WWW) began to have its common place all over the world. Now its 2K's and people though they use internet for various purposes, internet thevies have put their hands here. So its now the time to have better internet security to save the ecommerce business which is in danger. This is because the Internet without and proper security infrastructure is vulnerable to several attacks like hacking, packet sniffing, monitoring, TCP/IP hijacking, IP spoofing; and other routing infrastructure attacks. These problems exist due to the fact that Internet packets are not encrypted. Several governments across the world, however, have been trying very hard to regulate encryption on the Internet, to secure the web and the internet users being it a ecommerce merchant or an customer.

The experts aiming at internet security have been researching on some factors like, would there be a standard solution to safeguard the internet , Would the firewall, anti-virus and any other desktop security products would help to protect the PC from unwanted intruders, what type of SSL (Secure Socket layer) certificate and public key infrastructure would be appropriate to have a secure use of Internet. Would these be advantageous but to what extent and so many questions have araised for the factor of Internet security. Some of the new technologies implemented were the Smart Cards, Web Push Technology, Secure Padlock etc. This has been function well though with some drawbacks, as these technologies need some advancement in the area of storage and recognition.

The future challenges in the internet security area has got more computational intensive and also requires substantial processing power, which would possibly require to build secure intranet, Extranets, virtual networks and other internet security related applications. And if the internet security is kept in proper vigil with empowered technologies to safeguard the WWW, then the expectations of the ecommerce business would really flourish.

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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Internet and Ecommerce Security for Merchants and Customers

eCommerce is the conducting of business with goods and services over the Internet. Electronic commerce or e-commerce consists of the buying, selling, marketing, and servicing of products or services over computer i.e. Internet networks with the transfer of funds, through digital communications. These type of online business in using information technology industry might see it as an electronic business application aimed at commercial transactions where Electronic data Interchange or Electronic File transfer are carried out via internet. Also the supplier the customer/consumer would be transmitting inquiries, orders, invoices, payments etc. directly through their computer systems. So while these type of ecommerce transactions takes place then there is an need for internet security. In an ecommerce transaction the merchant should provide more customer security to bring more business and retain them.
The merchant / business person is always responsible for security of the Internet-connected PC where their customer details are handled. The minimum would be a Virus protection, a firewall and a commercial secure back-up where confidential information are stored.

Here are some the basic principles that needs to be a must for Customer Security.

1.) Privacy : Personal Details / Information should be kept confidential from unauthorized parties.

2.) Integrity: The information / Message which is provided should not be altered or tampered with any.

3.) Authentication: Here lies the Trust, the sender and recipient must prove their identities to each other to bring comfidence to the user & merchant.

4.) Proof of identity or Non-repudiation: An proof is needed that the message / information transmitted is indeed received by the merchant/ Customer.

The above specified principles can be done via encryption where credit cards are taken online and processed later,or credit cards are taken online and processed in real time. Its the merchant's responsibility to check the security and safety of transactions of the hosting company's webserver.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Are you safe and secure online?

Today, Internet growth has exploded into a latest sheer. Most of the people around the globe use the internet now for many different purposes such as a huge wave of communication through electronic mail, file transfer, transaction applications, Online Banking, Online business and much more. Thus internet appears to be more convinient and useful for the users , there are also so many technical issues surrounding the vast network of World Wide Web. One such technical issue which needs to be taken care is the Internet Security. As the usage of internet grows and grows, there are number of people who try to exploit them on web in a bad manner, unless the user is aware of how to protect themselves online.

There are sevaral hacking threats and attempts on the Internet via e-mail, Web and Instant Messaging (IM), where hackers use some malicious code - such as viruses, worms, and Trojan horses to steal personal information like passords, credit card number etc and even delete some information from an unprotected computer. A firewall can help protect your computers against these kinds of security threats and attacks. An recent study estimates that spam comprises 60 % or more of the world's e-mail traffic. So as a real human being we should pick some of the best internet security software to safeguard and secure ourselves online.

There are en-number of internet security softwares that safeguards from Internet attacks, vulnerabilities, malicious code etc. The future trends shows that a online business without proper internet security solutions would cause more damage to a company's reputation and assets as not of being a trusted source. Several security firms such as
Verisign, Comodo, Go Daddy Inc etc have helped introducing solutions such as internet security softwares, SSL – Secure Sockets Layer for web etc to carry secure online transactions.

To provide the computer/internet security the users need to effectively secure their PC now and in the future by installing some PC Desktop security softwares like Firewall, Anti-virus, Anti-Spam etc. Also online business people should install an digital certificate to ensure trust online to their customers, which my bring more business to them. Some of the leading software solutions provider such as
Comodo, ZoneAlarm provide PC security softwares for free of cost just to Create Trust Online. So our part is to identify the best solution which suits our needs and have them installed to ensure that our PC is safe and secure from hackers and phishers.
Internet has not only made the world even smaller and brought people closer but also have paved way for the rapid growth in e-commerce activities. So recommended good internet security practices will help reduce the exposure to attacks and would certainly mitigate the impact of cross-domain vulnerabilities as well. And well the interest in internet security practices will assure a successful outcome in the center stage when globally accepted.

Article Written by - R.Yuvaraj

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Wanna report phishing..........Here's the clue

Many people though they identify a mail as a fradulent one's, they just skip as such and proceed with their work. Some reasons for this is that they don't want to spend time on reporting or they are not aware of where to report a phishing attack. Major percent of people all over the world is not aware of where to report a fradulent email or site. Here's some of anti-phishing group who fight against phishing. Ah! now you may report phishing, spam and privacy related problems in any of the group below.

1.) Anti-Phishing Working Group -

2.) Federal Trade Commission -

3.) United States CERT - and more.

Lets start fighting against phishing togeather and save our people from being cheated.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Try to understand what is Spam?

Many people including some people working in an Internet security products company is unable to identify the SPAM emails. Protect yourself and your computer from known and unknown virus attacks using a best internet security software, website and email encryption.

I got this spam email forwarded to me from one of my friends who himself is working for a software company. The mail goes like this.

Subject:FW.[SPAM] I am writing this behalf of my loving husband

Dear Reader,

I am writing this behalf of my loving husband.

Everything was fine, me, my husband and our two children. We had ahappy family. My husband was an Engineer in a big company. He comes homeearly and helps me with the house chores and plays with the children.

Our dreams was shattered in front of our eyes last week. It was adrunk lorry driver, came on the wrong side and hit us and went.

It killed my little baby girl and left my husband paralyed. My husbandis still in the hospital. His brain is damaged and he needs a operation. Ineed 5 lahks to save his life. I collected about 3 lahks from my friends andfamily. I need another 2 lahks.

I don't want to lose him. He was such a wonderful husband & father. Hestill doesn't know we lost our little girl. I am looking after my son now.Without my husband I won't be able to takecare of him.

Please help me save my husband the one person I dearly love. I alreadylost my daughter and I don't want to lose my husband as well. Please helpus.

Thank you very much for your love & support. May God bless you.

Yours Truly,
Nirosha Silva

(I know you don't like to forward mails. I am really sorry to botheryou. If you have a heart and like to help a family, please forward thismail. Every mail you forward will add 5cents to AOL and they will deposit itto my bank account. Which will help me save my husband.)

Points to be noted here.

1.) In the subject the Mail Server itself shows that its a SPAM
2.) The Content
3.) IT states "Every mail you forward will add 5cents to AOL", Here note that there is no Track Back url.
4.) If any service provider wants to pay for this kind of activities they might get a small space for donation in their website.

Note: If you are going to make a donation online, see if that the website is a legitimate one. Also you might have noted and experienced as well that you would get money if you forward this mail to 100 people etc and so on. So inorder to do this the SPAMMERS they use the reputed companies name like Microsoft Corporation, AOL and so on. Also sometimes it comes with some attachments which might be a virus file.

Though there are Spam Blockers installed in the system, people anyway manage to get thest kinds of email and forward it to their friends in their contact list.

So it is in the hands of us, not to encourage these kinds of emails.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Comodo Free Softwares - Direct Links

Hey its me (Yuvaraj). Here is the direct links downloads for our free comodo Softwares.
Download these Free softwares and Make your PC Secure.

Verification Engine :

Comodo Personal Firewall :

Comodo AntiVirus :

Comodo AntiSpam :

Comodo BackUp :

Comodo i-Vault (Password Manager) :

Free SSL :

Comodo TrustFax :

We Create Trust Online. The Links would well explain the features of the softwares.

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Monday, July 03, 2006

Where must we consider Internet Security?

The practice of protecting, preventing the PC from hackers and preserving private information and resources on the world wide web is termed to be internet security, Web Security, Website Security or Control Internet Access. Not only this but also there are few steps which needs to done to protect our PC too!

To secure our private inforamtion and PC some of the following features needs to be fulfilled. These might be like the below.

Routers - improves the security of a home LAN

Firewalls - Filters some bad website / content that create defense in depth.

Viruses, worms and trojan horses - Hackers are people who are in some unreputable companies writing programs like viruses, worms, trojan horses and spyware. These programs are all unwanted softwares that would be developed in a way that it install automatically in our computer through deception.

Browser choice - The one which should be consider while surfing on internet is the browser. Hackers prime target for phishing is by these kinds of browsers. So a secure browser or a software that secures your browser needs to be installed.

And some of the others where security needs to be considered is like Spyware, adware etc.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Comodo Free Email Certificate - Digitally sign your emails

Now the phishers target via email with known ids, so we need definitely have a secure email. Now we provide free email certificate for personal use to encrypt emails and attachments.

What does this do?

Free Secure Email Certificates allow you to encrypt and digitally sign email and attachments keeping them secure and confidential. Encrypt your emails to ensure that the message and attachments may only be read by the intended recipients. you can Digitally Sign your emails to prove that the message and attachments really came from you and not some spammers, Also Digitally Sign your emails to ensure that the message and attachments cannot be tampered with en route via the Internet without the recipient being alerted to the tampering. As no there are en number of spammers this email certificates would be more helpful. To know more about this visit

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Oh! Worried about carrying on online financial transactions! Don't worry Vengine is here for you!

Vengine performs as a Anti-Phishing and Identity Assurance tool, Content verification, Online Fraud Detection and as well as Site Verification tool. This tool can be downloaded free from

VerificationEngine - the multi-browser anti-phishing and identity assurance tool for Microsoft Windows offers an extremely simple and innovative user friendly interface to differentiate legitimate web sites from fraudulent ones.

With Vengine, You (Consumers) can verify the legitimacy of any sites say banking, shopping or any other related sites where financial transactions are involved. This tool is really meant for establishing trust, authenticate identities and ensure trusted online transactions which automatically distinguishes between true & fake sites by just a roll over of the mouse on the company logo or content which you needs verification.

You can install vengine and forget about that, Whenever you open any bank related or non-bank related sites like yahoo it would be verified automatically when your mouse points out to their logo.

Also this tool is of so much interest and importance for consumer who does online transactions. Each and every time you don't have to open your padlock for verification, this tool will automatically verify your padlock symbol too!.

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Monday, May 29, 2006

Daily interesting facts about Information Technology & Computer are occuring.........But still what's the Negative Fact

Daily interesting facts about Information Technology & Computer are occuring.........

There is always an positive impact on Technology, But to make us unhappy with the growing range of technology,software, hardware, a negative impact is caused by hackers/crackers/Phishers, who always aim money to be their target.

Do the phishers get what they target?

My answer is YES. Here the answer is YES because most of the internet users they don't know how to secure their personal information. They are always faked by the phishers/hackers and its too late for them to realize that they have been cheated/Scammed.

But nowadays there are SSL, trust logos and other security certification services implemented by the online business personalities to save the consumer from being hacked. There are also various measures taken by the internet security software companies, news people, bloggers and others to create awareness among the consumers. The only way to have a safe internet is by means of the proper internet security measures. Once a consumer is aware of the internet security measures, they should discuss/explain their friends and relatives about how to do online business securely. Thus making them alert from being phished.


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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Are you surfing securely online?

Nowadays most of the phishers target to get or login to your personal details, and you may get some spam mails in your mailicious server, so it is good to prevent your secret information by downloading some security softwares. The AntiSpam softwares, Password managers, Firewall,Antivirus and more to have your web secure .The firewall software are constructed to prevent unwanted intrusions from the Internet into your Personal computer.

Oh! you may think that "if I download these softwares, it will slow down my system" But my answer is most probably not, if you choose to download a software from a secure software developer. If cost is the issue just go for free software, but before downloading look into it whether there are all features you expect that should be and must be. To be secure from the internet hackers get your internet security softwares get them and install and make them active. Then see your PC Soldiers will earn a victory.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Personal Firewall, AntiSpam, AntiVirus For Lifetime Free

Oh! Great

"Comodo", giving Personal Firewall free for lifetime.

It is pretty easy to use with multiple features. Download that from

Comodo not only offers personal firewall for free but also some more solutions like antispam, antivirus and more. I think the era of free software has come.

This works good with Windows.

Wanna know about Comodo. :)

Comodo’s solutions include integrated
Web hosting management solutions, infrastructure services, digital e-commerce services, digital certification, identity assurance, customer privacy and vulnerability management solutions.

Thanks, Comments welcomed.

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